Coronavirus Testing Centers: Find COVID-19 Testing Near You
State guidelines and testing criteria differ by state, please read or select appropriate state below.
- Call your local healthcare provider or hospital if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
- Test providers will determine if testing is appropriate for your case based on local criteria..
- Call the coronavirus test site before you go to confirm all final details.
- If you are concerned you may have coronavirus:
- Call a health care provider – these include physician practices, emergency departments, and urgent care centers. If they determine that you should be tested, they will help facilitate arrangements.
- If you do not have a health care provider, you can call the Alabama 24/hr COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-264-2256. If the line is busy, the department asks that callers try again.
- If you need emergency care:
- Call 911. When you speak to the dispatcher, inform them you think you have coronavirus.emergency care.
- Patients who are not hospitalized should self-isolate at home and remain there until their test results are reported to them by their health care provider.
- Testing is focused on patients with the highest risk, and providers will determine if a patient should get tested utilizing the following state testing criteria:
- The patient is symptomatic with at minimum (measured or subjective) fever or cough or shortness of breath
- The patient is hospitalized
- The patient age is 65 years or older
- The patient is a healthcare worker
- The patient is associated with a long-term healthcare facility
- The patient is immunocompromised or has co-morbidities – Comorbidities are defined as chronic lung disease, diabetes, heart disease, chronic kidney disease, immunocompromised, neurologic disorders, pregnancy.
- The average time from receipt of the specimen at the BCL to test and report results is between 24 to 72 hours.
For more information, call Alabama’s 211 system by dialling 2-1-1 or texting 888-421-1266—or visit the Alabama Department of Public Health’s coronavirus webpage.
*This listings are updated regularly with the latest, publicly available data. The number of testing centers changes quickly.